Your dating profile gives you an ideal platform to present yourself in a positive light to all potential suitors. If utilized correctly, your profile will do just that – make you look attractive and desirable. However, if you make a few common errors regarding photos on your profile, you could hinder your potential success from the outset. Therefore, it is best to avoid them by following the advice listed below:
Avoid provocative photos
Adding provocative photos to your profile can give an impression that you may not want to convey, such as the idea that you are only after a good time and do not desire a committed, serious relationship. Therefore, unless that is the message you are wanting to send, keep your profile free of provocative photos.
Do not use photos with kids
Your nieces, nephews and your friends’ kids may be adorable and worthy of adoration. However, showcasing them on your dating profile is a no-no. Posting photos of yourself with kids that are not yours can give the impression that you have kids (when you really don’t). You have about 6 seconds to make a good impression online and 3 seconds before you’re judged by your photos. For this reason, choose your pictures wisely and make sure they are representing the best and truest version of who you are in real life.
Stay away from artistic, unclear photos
If you are an artist by nature or just love eccentric photography, you probably adore photos from odd angles or those that only show part of a person’s face. However, when you are choosing photos for your dating profile, stick to clear photos that show your entire face.
Avoid using photos that are too casual
By all means, go ahead and post photos of yourself wearing a tux or gown on your dating profile. However, try to stay away from posting photos that are too casual. For example, you laying on the couch in workout shorts and a sweaty t-shirt is not the kind of photo you want to use. This type of photo can give the impression that you don’t care about your appearance or are too lazy to put forth much effort to find a decent photo of yourself showcasing the best version of you.
Keep these tips in mind when creating your profile to ensure you are sending the right message to suitors, and you will yield more positive results.